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serious education marketing campaign. we've got to educate everybody using our streets. so, we're choosing today in the middle of the beginning of our holiday season with everybody's attention on having great fun, having wonderful events, having serious sales that allow people to shop, this is where the consciousness has to be risen. and, so, in light of this, we picked this day and this time and this area of year to make this announcement that we have a pedestrian strategy that's going on, a serious one. we're jointly doing it with the collaboration of all the different departments. we have asked and part of the strategy will be our police department, really doing a lot more enforcement strategically in all the areas that we need to, with not only stops, not only enforcement and ticketing, but a serious effort to remind people that these are going to be spots where we are going to pay a lot more attention. we have the mta, with ed's leadership and his staff, parking and traffic and others, working to do some of the physical improvements that remind everybody that we emphasize pedestrian u
services to the arab couldn't health and education and immigration his days start in the early mornings, commuting between court appointments homes of low increase and disabled clints, hospitals and schools and his work leads into the late evenings he can be found in the late trip ac's where he tutors nearly 50 america youth to help them understand the important of education their futures in the world and academic excellence his mint doesn't stop at mentoring he helps many student pursue scholarships to per view their dreams for higher education he understand the value and importance of community service and empowering our people to be strong and proud and conscious and capable members of the community who never forgot their heritage. so abraham, on behalf of the city and county of the san francisco x we will like to presented you with the 2012 distinguished service award. (applause). >>> thank you all and i appreciate this very much from the government of san francisco and i thanks our community at large and everyone who is here and for them, i thank them also and we will try our be
district titles four, seven and nine of the indian education act. she has moved beyond the limits of her duties for the families in her district. she spends time volunteers for all community functions that the alliance puts on. the families that she serves remember her fondly and all that she did for them. she offered her talents to powwows, food booths, graduations and dinners and let's watch a video on gwen stirrer. >> i am [inaudible] known as the keepers of the western door. they're on the western side of new york and they're the biggest of the tribes. i'm the one -- i'm the one that creeks that runs through our reservation now. indian community -- there was nothing in the beginning. for 20 years that i work in the school district helping the children understand that their heritage was important, and important to be proud of being indian, and so that gave them reasons to study harder and to be a better student and stay in school. where you come from is important and what your background is and your family, so we have to have indian education. i don't think i'm a hero. i just
with education. many big school districts across the country are struggling with the problem of low achievement, low academic achievement and motivation especially among the kids that come from families and backgrounds where they were not encouraged from a young age to read and learn. the school districts some of them are experimenting with cash incentives to motivate academic achievement. paying their kids to get a good grade to score well on the standardized exams they tried this in new york city, washington, d.c. and chicago. in dallas they tried offering second graders to dollars for each book they read it's a promising idea that people are not very happy about it but let's have a discussion here and begin by taking a survey of opinion to the if you were the superintendent of one of these school districts and you were approached with this proposal, how many things it is a good idea worth trying and how many of you would object in principle? let's see first how many of you would object? how many of you would not like this idea? quite a few. and how many think that it's worth trying? all righ
: and with that the the mericore has a new home in southeast baltimore in the former education building of the sacred heart. >> it will house those young men and women who want to devote their life to service. >> reporter: it is a full-time residential national program in which young adults from 18 to 24 years old serve 10 month terms. they address national disaster, the environment, conservation as well as urban and rural development. they get credit and vouchers toward paying down educational debt. >> i was looking for a chance to have adventure. >> i traveled through 21 states, serving in 12, assisted on four disaster calls from tornado, fire, flood and hurricane. >> this new center will house more than 240 volunteers. >> 460 members have given more than 90,000 hours of service since 2009 and that 90 thousands hours spent making baltimore better safer and stronger. >> reporter: the area is thrilled to have them tim williams wjz eyewitness news. >>> to find out about them, look for a link to the story at wjz.com, it's under our local news session. >>> the senate majo
'm going true this, and i feel hopeless and helpless, and i don't know what to do, from educators writing in and saying we don't know how to handle this. we don't have the tools to respond to this. and we decided at that time to start meeting the kids and families and educators who are really on the front lines of this issue. >> host: so why -- what's the difference between, like, teasing and bullying? is, is everything bad that happens to a kid bullying, or is it, is there some, like, global definition of bullying that really works? >> guest: yeah. yeah, i think everyone will be teased, and i think that we all in our lives tease each other. i think that there's, there are things that are, you know, good nature,ed, and teasing is part f our way of communicating with each other. and not all bullying, not every fight is a case of bullying. there are instances where there will be conflict where two kids may fight, there'll be violence, and that's not necessarily bullying. it is bullying when there's an indifference in power, when the target does not have the ability to make it stop, when it
and learning environmental education. they are getting paid. it is work and helping to steward the land and learning leadership skills and i want to name a couple of folks from that program. kimberly who runs the vote tear programming and zoey and brenda from green acres. where is brenda? she's not here and carolyn from the port who we have worked incredibly close with. [applause] just to conclude there has been a lot of talk about team lately. chris bochy said it yesterday and the mayor said it yesterday and this morning. this is a team and great things happen when we work together and looking around the room there are so critical members of the team and putting our parks and rec and open space, the quality of life for san franciscans ahead of self and that includes the port. it includes department of public works. it includes public utilities commission and the local unions and the park alliance and friends at bicycle coalition and the rand off institute and center for environmental yesterday. there are so many incredible partners contributing to making this city better and it's
pleasant and own our business and is make sure that our kids get the best education possible and this is a story about immigrants in our great city. and so why not you have the first chinese mayor inviting immigrant community to really identify the talent in our community and allow me to give them appointments in the various moo commission and the city and i want to announce my newest point to the aging commission because per not getting younger i want you to know doctor sham meret tan knee has been selected to be on our commission on aging and yes, he is going to help us because there is a lot of you that want to be in our city and you want to make sure that healthy nutritional unusuallile programs and housing are constructing wisely and so i have asked him to step forward and i have asked john paul s ema h a who has been on our treasure island and watch what he is going to do because that is a new part of our city and it's one where if he conducts all of the work that he is going to do as a commissioner on treasure island, he is go to get a lot more treasure island to serv
, connecticut, shooting, and we've already buried six educators and 17 children. people stolen from their friends, from their family, from all of us. this is ana grace marquez, marquez-greene who loved to count and sing. josephine grace gay, who just celebrated her seventh birthday, and emilie alice parker, who was bright, creative and very loving. so let's have a conversation. it will probably make you angry. now, being angry is not a bad thing. it means this matters to you. gun control, in fact, that phrase alone may enrage some people. how about gun rights? this is one of those topics that we should all be riled up about on both sides of this argument. it means that you're invested if you get riled up. listen, we need to be. we need to be riled up and passionate about this. not everyone will agree, no one, no one plan of action, that everyone agrees, we don't want a repeat of what happened in newtown, connecticut. or milwaukee, wisconsin. or aurora, colorado. and those are just three from this past year. there are others since january, and, of course, many before that. so what? w
thing i'd like educators across this country to consider is, you know, educators want to expose children to the dangers they face in the world. we have sex education in the school. we talk about sexually transmitted diseases. we have drug and alcohol awareness, all of these thing, but we also need to consider firearm safety and education. there are age-appropriate training materials free. and something that needs to be considered. >> solution, not have to be educated about guns because a madman comes into their school and shoots them. >> no. i'm talking about across the board. everyone needs to be aware of this. >> stand by. another break. sorry. this show is going where it's going to go. we're going to take another break and i promise, lou, and if you're, you know, if you want to stay, we'll have you as well. we'll be right back. >>> okay. alka-seltzer plus liqus speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's
buried six educators and 17 children. people stolen from their friends, from their family, from all of us. this is ana grace marquez, marquez-greene who loved to count and sing. josephine grace gay, who just celebrated her seventh birthday, and emilie alice parker, who was bright, creative and very loving. so let's have a conversation. it will probably make you angry. now, being angry is not a bad thing. means this matters to you. gun control, in fact, that phrase alone may enrage some people. how about gun rights? this is one of those topics that we should all be riled up about on both sitsds of this argument. it means that you're invested if you get riled up. listen, we need to be. we need to be riled up and passionate about this. not everyone will agree, no one, no one plan of action, that everyone agrees, we don't want a repeat of what happened in newtown, connecticut. or milwaukee, wisconsin. or aurora, colorado. and those are just three from this past year. there are others since january, and, of course, many before that. so what? we just brace for the next one, the next time? where
talked about your ideal demographic -- highly educated and affluent. diyou look at starting and other markrket >> it made sent. i did a survey about 432 respondents. i did it on the streets o downtown washington, d.c., and thatat helped me to understand where the mamarkets was i would not have done it anywhere ee. >> did you wish you had a business degree? >> t the theology degree is fa more valuable. >> do you pray a lot at the end of the day >> a better understanding of god an people. >> hans hess, always interesting to me people like you. thanks so much for joining us on "whington buness report." coming up, our rndtable. >> welcome back. on number of the week, 2.15, e district of columbia's population growth. putting the distrt in second place nationwide for its growth rate behind only north dakota. the growth continues the trend in recent yeaears, and the mar is welcoming the news saying it is a statement that people are voting with their feet and responding t to improvements in education, infrastructure, and city services. will have our roundtable right after the break. first, th
to go to at that time. but she very much wanted us to get educated. >> host: windier member been interested in public policy and there is a government? >> guest: when i started doing legal history at michigan and started leading all the legal history staff, did a dissertation about the draft that was enacted during the civil war, the first national draft act. from reading the documents i read, all the materials generated by government agencies and even legal history of the law at the very concerned about how power is exercised and whether there's a voice for people not in power. how did the powerless get somebody to listen to them which is what i love so much about the commission because i was insisting on listening to people. when you go to san antonio, texas and was the first hearing the commission had held on the tenets that i write about in the book. there'll these latinos who nobodies listen to them in case they were kicked out of school because they spoke spanish and was told was a dirty language. all these people, education was awful. we listen to them. when you go and rea
-secondary education. canadas taxes pay for universal health care. the french pay fewer taxes than americans do and are less happy. only the japanese actually make sense, they pay higher taxes, 47.2% and they are less satisfied with what they end up with. fareed zakaria is the host of cnn's fareed zakaria gps and has a special on sunday at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. entitled "tough decisions." i asked him are american taxpayers getting their money's worth. >> imagine a guy in germany, probably he pays particularly if he's upper middle class or upper class, he probably pays more in total taxes than his american counterpart. though it's not entirely clear once you add value-added consumption tax, for sure he's paying more. but here's what he gets in return. he gets universal health care, high-quality. he gets a free education. from kindergarten through any master's bachelor's ph.d. program he wants and it's pretty high quality as well. he gets free retraining if he ever loses his job. he gets all the benefits like day care and things like that europe is famous for. and the person in the united stat
was six-years old. he was a special education student. his parents issued a statement. we take great solace that dylan died in the loving arms of his favorite teacher, the special education teacher, anne marie murphy. the teachers in that school, the principal, psychologist, the teachers that die protecting their children, saving their children, comforting their children, those who survived, they are true heroes and they have not received the recognition, in my judgment, that they deserve. i point out that every one of them is a public-school teacher, a group that has been condemned, vilified, and denigrated by all sorts of people. >> i do wonder about this nexus we are making about mental illness and violence. we have had a number of gun violence in the district of columbia where people have been killed by firearms, prince george's county as well. are you suggesting to me that everyone who pulled a trigger is mentally ill? is that the suggestion? >> no. >> in mass killings, if you look at the virginia tech guide, and jared loughner, he was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, whic
of illuminated the need for more education or focused on credit scores, as you said. what do you think, and you mentioned working with the groups that are in community such as metta. what do you think is a timeline for working through that process? it may be preliminary to ask, but what are some ideas? would it be new programs that would come out of it or a changed process or something like that? >> those are good points. in terms of being able to utilize prop c dollars as appropriate, we plan to begin working with stakeholders in january for those funds that will be flowing in july. so any new programs or expansion of programs, i think would hopefully be able to begin. as of july 1st. in terms of the structure of those programs, some of the ideas that we have had have been, for example, how do we link our homeownership counseling organizations with other opportunities where families come in to access services? so do we need to link them up with family resource centers? so someone comes in to a family resource center for information about for example, subsidized child-care, that could be an o
coming together. and what we do is we work within our community to educate people about issues of humanitarian aid and world need. and as we raise our community's consciousness, we fund and we raise funds to support relief efforts all around the world. our projects focus on, education, hunger, safe drinking water, and disaster relief, and all kinds of different ways of helping people. we have ongoing projects in cambodia, haiti, and south africa and helping out in areas just as the tsunami in south east asia and the earthquake and tsunami in japan and last year, and during hurricane katrina we tributed one mill object pounds of food aid. [ applause ] >> and all of that is coming from the lgbt and friends community. so we work as ambassadors for our community and we help change people's minds and hearts about who we are and what we care about. besides providing humanitarian aid, we try to inspire hope in all of our projects and we have found that hope is really just as important as aid, if not more so. and we have worked with a lot of communities in desperate situations arounded
shockckley was 6 years old. he was a spepecial-education uden his p parents issued a statement. we take great solace that dylan died in the loving arms of his favorite teacher, a special- education teacher, , an marie murphy. 52, mother of four. the teachers of that school, the principa psychologist, the teacher that by protecting their children, saving their children, comforting theirir children, those th survived, they arerue heroes. theyave not received the recognition that they deserve. i would point out, everyone of ththem is a public schoolteacher. a group that has been c condemned vilified, and denigrated by all sorts of people. >> i do wonder about this nexus we are making between n mental illness and violence. we have had a number of gun -- violence where people were killed with fire arms, in prince george's county, too. are you suggesting that everyone who pulls a trigger is mentally ill? is that the suggestion? >> no. >> in mass killings, you look at jerry loughner, virginia tech loughner was diagngnosed as a paranoid schizophric, which you could see on day one. i am not sure abou
a different kind of one to tell you about tonight, when you can use to help pay for college education. joining me now, ceo of grand save. i think this is an amazing idea. tell us how it works, just the basics. >> into having me on the show. so, parents register their child on grad save, and they can fill out a description. the upload a picture, and then you can share their dedicated url with friends and family. friends and family know that they can contribute directly to a child's savings plan. gerri: it really starts with mom and dad who set this thing up. it is away for everybody to give to the kids' education. i think this is brilliant, and until you why. here is how much to a spin on holiday cards. what a waste of money. i mean, look at that. you have not know much money -- how much money never even gets used? but if rickey use that money instead for something that is really needed linkage among the school. it seems to me to be just eight such -- much more debt idea. you factor in the idea that the cost of college is just going through this guy. the earlier you start the better it is. >> a
. and to give them land and to give them livestock into pay for the transportation and education, transportation especially to someplace where they could live undisturbed as free people. and it's interesting, when this bit of information came out in the smithsonian magazine an excerpt from the book, a number of people said to me that they had never heard of it. and i said i never heard of it either until i stumbled across this in philadelphia. and a couple people have thought about this. the parlor game when you hope your book is being made into a movie, who do want to start in it, people began to say i wonder whom he could free? people thought of john and priscilla hemings. they said well, maybe he could have freed some of his farmers, and then someone said, the faucets. he could've freed joe. you was a blacksmith. and ed was his cook and had a whole bunch of children. and it turned out any auction of jefferson's estate after the war, and after his death, joseph was in 13. jefferson left the rest of the family in slavery, and they're scattered to different masters. and joseph worked for 10 year
in there was the beautiful memoir last year how do we create educational opportunities for the families that will not take care of them who have been told you were broke and? were they will reject them because they are gay or lesbian? merisel lost college feels like another planet it. we read about the game changing things that nonprofits are doing to create is goals there is a program here and is connected to the drop in center for disconnected youth that school was started with the notion there are young people who feel marginalized. can you get them to come and? at the filenet -- house we run ever only those who have spent expelled they did not cite fan the best and brightest these are schools for kids who are the best and brightest but rejected from the mainstream system. there is not a lot of those. we know of just a handful and we think more of that would create opportunity if you look at the labor statistics kids with the high-school diploma are much more likely to find work than those new to not. getting kid to cross that bridge is for those that work with young people. those who are homeless in t
specific education. the topic i will be discussing today is not the topic -- such is the point of clarification. that is black history month are women's history month or presidents' day. we are we are going to talk about my new book, "affairs of the state" and what i was trying to get at with the book was that rather than just tell stories about presidential history, the book is not just about the whodunit, but who did it and who didn't do it or with whom. i have tried to find a new lens and a new way of setting presidential characters. for example 12 years ago i read a book on the first lady and i thought it would be important to understand the presidents from a different angle. that is why not study the person that knew them the best? for example what possibly could i as an historian could should be to the body of knowledge on lincoln or george washington? pretty much everything that could be written about linking -- lincoln or washington probably has been written. the rate historians whose figures point to pouring through the letters and the evidence of a book on i can or th
million over five years to develop a sustainable public health education campaign to address the pervasive public health problem of tobacco use in kids. we are looking forward to coming back to you again for the future to tell you how this campaign will be unveiled, how it will be launched, and how we focus on many parts of the youth population to send a message of prevention. overall, the survey is still valuable because of reports usage rates not just for tobacco but all illicit drugs and alcohol as well. when you put it altogether, some 40% of 10th graders and about half of 12th graders are using at least one if not several of these substances. we must work together to prevent -- we must work together for prevention to force alcohol control policies, trade environments that empower young people not to drink or use other drugs for use tobacco, identify alcohol and other drug abuse disorders early and provide brief intervention, referral, and treatments and reduce inappropriate access to a use of prescription drugs. i am grateful to the doctor who has supported a robust research portfolio
by this incredible will that he had and nursed for education. -- thirst for education. he was embarrassed to did not finish college, so he finished law school instead. he went on and on. the idea of senator byrd as majority leader of the senate is quite remarkable. he came into the senate with the great class of 1958. they set the foundation for what i call the great senate that came later, the progressive senate. it was a democratic landslide that your. -- year. he was undeniably the most conservative of senators elected. whole flood of liberal senators and then there was robert byrd. it was not his youthful membership that was the issue. in later years, he remained against civil rights, which was essential thing the senate was about in the 1960s. he opposes civil rights act in 19641965. he opposed martial -- in 1964 and 1965. he oppose richard nixon toyed with putting him on the supreme court just to show the senate what he could do. senator byrd moderated his views all the time. he got lucky. issues that result on civil rights -- you got resolved on civil rights. senator byrd that's on the le
control. why all of this for one african-american student who wanted to get an education at a brand name university it's because the whole state was in an insurrection from the governors, from the statehouse itself down to the 11-year-old who were throwing bricks at us in the street. it was total chaos, total mayhem. even the mississippi highway patrol had pulled away, so there was your insurrection. lasted two or three days. the violent part of it. and then after that i was appointed to be the security officer for james meredith and went to school with him, or he went to school, i stayed outside with a hand-picked patrol, three jeeps, 12 soldiers, and we were there throughout the year. we transferred back and forth. the army was in place for almost a year until he graduated in august, 1963. i was 23 years old. i grew up in an all-white neighborhood in south min yapless, john -- minneapolis. a few italians, but that was pretty much it. so it was an eye opening for me. but, again, we were trained, and i am is so proud of what the army did. when you write a book -- this is my first -- the
at the social impact exchange it is call social impact 100 looking at education and, health, poverty, to find the best organization. >> your group is on their list? >> you had to be nominated. you could not apply. will get the results. >> as people talk about it. they would say we have a goal. even that modest pretense sets them apart from those that have a good cause. >> who gives more to charity? conservatives or liberals? conservatives wartime, more money and to more blood. thank you. [applause] john: america has more than 400 billionaires'. i say they are cheap because until recently they did not give a lot to charity. 1997 ted turner promised to donate $1 billion to the wind. united nations? they squandered money. if business tycoons do more for the world than two reinvests of the business creates jobs and wealth for everyone. why is giving away better? >> why not do both? john: i am happy if bill gates gives nothing. >> this is why people don't like newsmen. i know your dirty tricks. there is nothing more to say. good by. i of walking off the set. [laughter] john: it is true that busine
clash joined. and the real education she received was in iraq where in march 23rd, her convoy took a wrong turn and ambushed by iraqis. she was captured and became the first american p.o.w. to be successfully rescued since world war ii . on april 1st, 2003 a special operation raid of u.s. army forces and army rangers and navy seals landed in iraq, the mission to take home private jessica lynch . at 1:00 they entered the iraq hospital and after securing the location they found lynch. >> are you in pain. it is okay, lynch was suffering from mental distress and severe physical energies and within minutes. lynch was on a helicopter headed for much needed medical attention and after nine days in captivity her nightmare was over. >> you are doing wonderful. >> welcome back. >> her rescue. [ applause ] >> her rescue received a lot of news coverage and she was portrayed as a hero. she will not take credit and described herself simply as a survivor. please welcome a hero to me, jessica lynch. so good to have you here. [ applause ] every time i see the video, i get choked up. how old were yo
real innovative and creative with what they're doing in education. we see what they've done in florida to create more choices. in louisiana particularly. forced by hurricane katrina to start a new system, in effect, and they see that more choices and students for parents to choose are helping low-income at-risk kids, minority kids. we can see it working. and it's not political. it's an american idea to give parents more choices to put their children in an environment that they can succeed. it's an idea that works. we can look around the country at states that try to create a more business-friendly environment, not because they're for businesses or for any political reason or they're for special interests, but they know the only way to get jobs and prosperity and create opportunity is to create an environment where businesses can thrive. we make it political here. and we ask our constituents to make choices between employers and employees. but states like texas have created a business-friendly environment with lower taxes and less regulation. they've passed some laws that reduce the ris
? >> a week from the shooting massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead, we have heard plenty of people calling for new gun control laws but very little from the national rifle association until now. in a bizarre news conference, the head of the nchl ra said the solution of gun violence in this country is simple, more guns. armed officers in every school. it is the same line we have heard before from the nra. has the country's relationship with guns fundamentally changed since newtown. what we saw last night from house republicans is yet another symptom of a real problem for the gop. they don't believe in compromise. they have lurnlged too far to the right. president obama tapped kerry to be the next secretary of state. let me finish with the great new movie about getting bin laden and how one person can make a huge difference. we begin with where things stand on the fiscal cliff. david corn is the washington bureau chief for mother jones magazine and msnbc contributor, jared bernstein was chief economic adviser to vice president biden. gentlemen, president obama tonight said
's educational about this facility. >> fire fly by artist ned con is an art installation which rises straight from the golden gate avenue sidewalk to the top of the building. >> the fire fly wall will be 5 by 5 polley carbon plates that will move with the wind and show a wave effect in the daytime. when those also swing back and forth and they hit the fulcrum, it will also set up an led light that will cover the fire fly. so, at nighttime people in another part of san francisco can see the side of our building and about 20 feet wide and 10 stories high will be a wall that will flickr on and off like fire flies at nighttime. it will be so energy efficient that if all those lights go on, it will be the equivalent of a 40 watt bulb. and also the new piece of artwork going all the way down the side of the building, which looks like this incredible wind ripples on a pond. and i thought, oh, my god, how incredible, how wonderful. >> inside the building we will have water walls in the main staircase, and the water will be dripping through the side of the wall. you'll be able to hear it, you'll be ab
industry innovation. so i think we are seeing in, for example, education, dramatic change taking place in terms of charter schools, in terms of focusing on stem -- the science technology, engineering, and math. things that will transform american education which will transform the american economy. >> this is a very good point. and a lot of, right now, across theountry seeing certain areas become rewired for what you're talking about, technology and science. gentlemen, thank you very much. >> thank you. >> great to have you on the program. charles bronfman and jeffrey saloms solom solomon. >>> up next, the news that will have an impact on your money and what autton wood tree and ice what autton wood tree and ice have in common. >>> we have some big news to tell you about beginning in january we will have a new home. look for "on the money with maria bartiromo." we will exciting new segments for, you great guests and, of course, i will be here as well. join news january. first, look at the stories coming up in the week ahead that may move the market and impact your money this week. mond
advocates and his godfather was the cardinal james gibbons of baltimore. he was educated at yale university and law school and immediately entered the navy where he received the purple heart for his service in the pacific theater. the immediacy of his experience has made him a man that was dedicated to making every feasible effort to achieve peace. after he was discharged at the end of the war key worked at newsweek magazine, and in that job came into contact with joseph kennedy sr., who asked him to manage the merchandise in chicago. during the chicago years, he married the daughter eunice in 1953 and chaired the chicago school board in the catholic interracial council as a supporter of desegregation of the city schools. shriver's prominence in the commercial and social life of the state soon lead to interest on the part of the political leaders to nominate him for governor of illinois. but by then, his brother-in-law, john kennedy, was running for president. shriver served us kennedy's chair for illinois and also head of the campaign civil rights division. in that capacity, leading a camp
school has to have a teacher with a gun. i don't think teachers go to get their education to do that. they want -- that's why you need to have separate resource officers and armed guards to have that protection. >> let me ask you one final question, and that is, where does this end? let's say, fine, people want to put armed professionals inside schools to protect children. there was a movie theater shot up in aurora and a shopping mall that was shot up in tucson. where does it end? can you arm every place that a gunman might go? put ex-police officers, whatever? it seems it's never ending. >> you're right. i mean, it's a problem we have in our society, and, you know, movie theaters actually are making those decisions. many of them have retired police officers, off-duty police officers, malls have the same thing. so should we say we're not going to have the same type of protection when our children are going to school? certainly there's going to be some schools and some parts of the society that say we don't want do that investment, we will take the risk. but let's look simply at the
civilian community corps has a home in southeast baltimore in the former educational building of the sacred heart school. >> the educational buildings and the convent and rectory will house those young men and women who will devote their life to service. >>reporter: americorps is a national full-time where those 18 to 21 years old serve a 10- month term national disasters, conservation, as well as urban and rural development. in exchange they get credit and vouchers toward paying down educational debt. >> i think it's important that every young man and woman has a chance to serve their country and i was looking forward to having some adventures. >> i traveled across 21 states, serving 12 serving on disaster calls from tornado, fire, flood and hurricane. >>reporter: this new center in dundalk will house more than 240 volunteers. >> 460 members have given more than 90,000 hours of service since 2009 and that's 90,000 hours spent making baltimore better, safer, stronger. >>reporter: the area is thrilled to have them. in dundalk, wjz eyewitness
on issues of design and access control and training for students and educators alike that the group could, said could be tailored by any school to st its% individual needs. lou. lou: james, the two sides in this gun control debate, are now, if you will forgive the expression, they're armed up and going at it and getting ready for major confrontation. is there any compromise available in this, in this debate? >> as with the fiscal cliff it doesn't appear readily discernable, lou. president obama released a video message vowing to fight for new gun control laws early next year. the down tours of this debate are already taking shape as leading democrats are pressing for renewed assault weapons ban and for new limit on semitick ammunition magazines. a leading senate democrat says she favored schools being allowed to have armed guards if they so choose but she then cited the columbine massacre. >> in fact there were two armed law enforcement officers who twice engaged the shooters at column bind. that didn't prevent 15 from being killed and 23 wounded. >> however opponents of the assault weapo
of educational progress that statistic comes from. with a lot of prayer one couple decided to put aside fame and fortune and try to turn that statistic around. derrick moore and stephanie perry moore. authors of the lookwood lions series of books. appreciate you being with us today. good to see you. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. >> i want to hear more about the series of books momentarily. a very broad question we could probably spend hours on. how did we get to the point where 77% of 8th graders are reading below grade level? how did this happen? >> a great question to ask. how did it happen? you said it. kids are doing so many other things nowadays but not spending time taking advantage of their own education. great textbooks and educators and in the best school buildings but you they have to decide internally they want to take advantage of getting their own education. kids aren't finding success and therefore they are not really trying and that is what is making them fail. >> this lockwood lions series of books tries to address the fundamental issue by making reading interesti
as it is. instead, they're focusing on educating kids about the games they play. >> parents and just the community, we really gotta tell our kids, that you know, it's just video games. you don't do this in real life, you know what i'm saying? i mean, don't take the video games too seriously. that's not real life. >> in a press conference yesterday, the nra said violent movies and video games, not guns, are largely to blame for mass shootings. >>> the final three funerals were held today for victims of the connecticut school massacre. seven-year-old josephine gay liked peanut butter and the color purple. anna marquez green was carried to the church where a thousand friends gathered. and family and friends of six- year-old emily parker wore her favorite color, pink, to her funeral. newtown's police chief and captain were among the first responders at sandy hook elementary school following the shooting rampage. the two of them sat down with elaine to describe what they say that day. >> we needed to break into the school to get in, because the back doors are secured. >> how did you get i
went dark. people all over the country observed a moment of silence for the 20 children and 6 educators. today there is a walk for peace the national rifle association is saying that the answer is to deploy armed guards at schools. our national correspondent has more on the proposal and the backlash it's receiving. >> reporter: don, nra leadership made no mention of a proposed assault weapon ban, or restricting the availability of high capacity magazines but saying that the solution is to put armed police officers at every school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun and a good guy with a gun. would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mileway or from a minuteway? >> senator richard bloomenthal of connecticut rejected the proposal. >> the nra statement today is sadly and shamefully inadequate. calling for more guns and rejecting real action against gun violence. demanding brave leadership, the nra has declined to step forward as
, in another career. finally, don't be an eeyore. millenials are optimistic. they paid a lot for an education that doesn't guarantee them a lucrative job but they have hope. among millenialls who said they don't earn enough money now, 88% said they believed they would in the future. embrace change, keep learning, be willing to start over. this is career advice from millenials. for more on this, see my column in december's money magazine and let me know what you think at facebook.com/alivelshi, my handle is @alivelshi. we are here weekdays 3:30 p.m. eastern and sunday at 3:00. eastern and sunday at 3:00. have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> it's the top of the hour. welcome to cnn newsroom. i'm miguel marquez in for fredricka whitfield. here are today's stories. >>> the national rifle association is standing tough in opposition to new gun laws after the newtown massacre. the ceo went on tv today to defend his call for armed guards in every u.s. school. cnn's barbara starr tells us what he said and how people in high places of power are reacting to it. >> newtown. >>
of chicago where my firstborn started his education. the school is an american rainbow, african, polish, mexican, croatian, indian, you name it it's there. they're all gathered at the christmas pageant, the three-year-olds are standing on the rickety stage gleefully parading about in the santa hats. my son is talking to his friend lisa, the chinese girl with a white mom and the pakistani and. i am cooing in the air of our newborn baby when the signal comes and the class starts in on their assigned some. it's a little wobbly at first but they catch the swing soon enough, and when they hit the chorus i can't help myself. i start to sing along. i love this melody. i love the sight of my sweet kid among all these other sweet kids. i'm remembering the sheer all i felt him at first sight in a redwood forest, the adrenaline pumping through my veins when inhaled my first taxi on the new york island. my sons will make their own memories on this blessed patch of earth. one day, they will realize just what it means that this land is their land, and that they share with 310 million others. when my
, educating kids. was that an experience that you had as a kid? were you around somebody that was sort of a mentor for you? >> yeah. i've always had a mentor. i've always looked up to somebody, you know, and i always loved that -- you know, that guy that came in with, like, the puppets and was like, "you can do it, too." i'm like, "me? i can do it, too?" yes. so i'm very much in the "you can do it, too" business. >> i love that, i love that. what am i gonna experience at a bushwalla show? >> well, i am as much the audience -- for the audience as they are the audience for me, and it's very much a big sing-along. it's interactive. most of it is made up as we go, you know. there's songs that kind of, like, are good reference points, but i never want to, you know, negate creation. >> that's something interesting you talk about, too -- just sort of the progression of you as a writer. >> there's a certain amount of vulnerability i think that comes with music writing that you should allow, you should express, you know? let people know what you're about, and i think for a lot of artists that h
there's just too much violence in their community as it is. instead, they're focusing on educating kids about the games they play. >> as parents and as just the community, we've really gotta tell our kids, that, you know, it's just video games. you don't do this in real life. i mean, don't take the video games too seriously. that's not real life. >> in a press conference yesterday, the nra said violent movies and video games, not guns, are largely to blame for mass shootings. >>> there are smiles on hundreds of kids faces, all because of an annual holiday party that was a big success this year. >>> and a guardian angel answers the call for help. the rescue, caught on camera. >>> speaking of freezing, on the first full day of winter, another storm is set to pound the pacific. we'll have the forecast after the break. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> hundreds of happy kids tonight, thanks to a massive toy giveaway in the south bay. the 26th all holiday party in san jose attracted 1700 families to the santa clara county fairgrounds. parents of kids in need were able to pick out gifts and food for the holiday
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